Miss Lynne's Favorite "Reading to Rover" Books

Posted by LynneP on Monday, Jan 23, 2012 - 6:38 PM


Dog Loves Books
Sunday, March 1, 2015
1pm & 4pm

Louise Yates' New York Times Best Seller comes to life in ArtsPower's newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. In fact, he loves books SO much that he decides to open up his own bookstore. Once the store opens for business, no customers come. Dog is alone in his store. But, he soon realizes that when he is surrounded by books, he is never alone. Dog begins to read the books in his store and discovers that when customers finally come in to his store, he knows exactly which books to recommend. ArtsPower's delightful new musical celebrates the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes when you share books with others.

Recommended for ages 5-8.
Between the two performances there will be a "Meet & Greet With Some of The Westport Library's Favorite Therapy Dogs" 2-3:45pm. 


Here are some great stories about dogs & reading!  We love to bring these books to our Reading to Rover programs.


Bedtime!  by Christine Anderson

When Melanie is too busy playing to get ready for bed, her mother gives the special bedtime treatment to the dog, including getting under the covers for a bedtime story.

The Best Place to Read, by Debbie Bertram

A young child with a new book hunts inside and outside the house before finding the right chair for reading.

The Best Time to Read, by Debbie Bertram

A boy who has just learned to read tries to find someone in his family who will listen to him read aloud.  (Spoiler:  Unfortunately, old Rover refuses to cooperate.)


Hooray for Reading Day! by Margery Cuyler


First-grader Jessica, a big worrier, is especially afraid that she will make a mistake when she is reading in front of her class and parents on Reading Theater Day, but after lots of practice reading to her dog Wiggles, she performs perfectly.

Samshine (aka Samshine's First Year:  A Chronicle), by June Eichbaum

Samshine is a yellow lab and an AKC Canine Good Citizen. He and his human volunteer at the Westport Library to help children learn to read in the Reading to Rover program.


I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words, by Michael Frith
A youngster plans all the things he will teach his puppy.  A golden oldie that was originally published in 1973 and is illustrated by Westport's own P.D. Eastman (who was probably best known for Go, Dog, Go! which was probably the first book that Miss Lynne learned how to read all by herself when she was a little girl..."Do you like my hat?")


Ebony the Therapy Dog, by Susan Garment & Jeffrey E. Rothman
Ebony is a Portuguese water dog and a trained therapy dog. She and her human volunteer at Norwalk Hospital to comfort the patients, and at Westport Library to help children learn to read in the Reading to Rover program.


How Rocket Learned to Read, by Tad Hills

A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the "wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet."

Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog

Three More Stories You Can Read to Your Dog, by Sara Swan Miller

Did you ever wonder why your dog sleeps so much?  Read your dog the stories in these books - and always remember to pet your dog while you read!


Reading to Peanut, by Leda Schubert
Lucy works hard to learn to read and write before her dog Peanut's birthday.  Why?  She wants to make him a birthday card!

a "tail" of many dogs, and children too, published by East Norwalk Public Library

The story of Don and his dog, Brasil, and their "Healing Hounds" who volunteer at hospitals, schools and public libraries throughout southern Connecticut.  Ask Miss Lynne to show you her copy!


Dog Loves Books, by Louise Yates
Dog loves books SO much he opens his very own bookstore. At first he’s short of customers. But that’s all right, because when Dog is surrounded by books, he is never short of friends-or fun. And when customers begin arriving, he knows just which books to recommend.


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